Friday, August 19, 2011

How To Get To The Buildings Along Gil Puyat From MRT Buendia

In this article, I will guide you to the buildings located along Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly known as Buendia) from EDSA where MRT-3 Buendia Station is located up to Chino Roces Avenue (formerly known as Pasong Tamo). This post helps you not only to locate a building along the stretch of Gil Puyat Avenue but also tells you where to get off the jeepney. You need to remember that Gil Puyat Avenue, like Ayala Avenue, has these metal fences and barriers along the whole stretch of the road from EDSA to Mayapis Street. Of course, these barriers stop in intersections and gasoline stations. In creating this directional guide, I put these metal fences into the whole route so that you get the right spot in which you must get off the jeepney to quickly arrive to your building destination.

Also, all buildings and institutions in this article are located to the right of Gil Puyat Avenue, that is if you're coming from MRT Buendia Station in EDSA. That means you just need to walk a little bit from drop off point to your destination located in the same side of Gil Puyat as where you get off the jeep. The commuting direction to the buildings located to the left of Gil Puyat Avenue from EDSA is explained in second part of this topic, go to How To Get To The Buildings Along Gil Puyat From MRT Buendia 2. We do this in parts for quick reference.

Please check if your building destination is listed below, then patiently read the rest of this direction to know where to get off the jeep from MRT, or if you can just walk your way to the building, if it's near to EDSA.



Accelerando Building
ALCO Building - Chevrolet Philippines
Auto Center
BIR Revenue Region 8 Makati
Buendia Car Exchange
Centro Escolar University
Comfoods Building
DTI
DTI - Board of Investments
DTI International Building
EBC Building - BDO Paseo-Gil Puyat
Employees Compensation Commission
Enzo Building
Executive Building
FEU Makati - Loop Creative Dining / The Institute of Culinary Arts & Food Service
GNOSIS International Learning Center
Goodland Building - Herbalife / ICSEC-KAPLAN
Goodwill Building
Grepalife Building
ITC Building
Makati Central Post Office
Mapua Institute of Technology
Metro House 345
Midland Buendia
Morning Star Center
NAPOLCOM Building
New Solid Building
OPPEN Building - Welding Industries of the Philippines
PAG-IBIG FUND Makati Branch - Justine Building
PDAF Building
Philippine AXA Life Centre
Saville Building
Skyland Plaza
SM CyberOne Building
SM Cybertwo
SSS Makati 355 ECC Building
Star Centrum
Tara Building
The Columns Ayala Avenue
Union Ajinomoto Building with BDO branch at G/F
Urban Building
Yupangco Building

How to get to a building along the right side of Gil Puyat Avenue from MRT Buendia Station?

From the MRT turnstile (exit machine), go left and then go right to take the footbridge and stairs that goes to Gil Puyat Avenue. From the footbridge which is extended from MRT station, just before you go down the stairs, SM CyberTwo Building is visible. This photo is taken from the footbridge right at the top of the stairs. Get to the ground, walk across Gil Puyat Avenue under the flyover to get to SM CyberTwo.

Once in SM CyberTwo, you get to see the terminal of jeepneys with "Bel-Air Washington Buendia MRT" wordings in both sides of the body and "Washington" sign in its front. The terminal is located near the entrance of McDonal's which is located at the ground floor of SM CyberTwo. Ride one of these jeepneys, pay minimum fare.

Since there are metal fences along the sidewalk of Gil Puyat, you can't alight infront of a building located before the next main intersection of Paseo de Roxas. So, the following buildings can be accessed just by walking from CyberTwo Building:

Next building to SM CyberTwo is PDAF Building. It's followed by Urban Building. Fouth Building from CyberTwo is Midland Buendia, followed by ENZO Building, and next to it is Buendia Car Exchange. Next to Buendia Car Exchange is Accelerando Building, followed by Goodwill Building. The ninth building from SM CyberTwo including Buendia Car Exchange is ALCO Building where Chevrolet Philippines is located in the fifth floor. Tara Building is next to ALCO Building. The last three buildings before Paseo de Roxas intersection can be quickly reached by riding the "Washington" jeepney because they are nearer to the corner of Paseo de Roxas. These buildings are: 387 Used Auto Center, a used car sales company, which is next to Tara Building; Department of Trade & Industry - Board of Investments, next to Auto Center; and Saville Building, exactly located at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Gil Puyat Avenue. See location map of these buildings below, click HERE.

After Paseo de Roxas, the next main intersection is Makati Avenue. There are only six buildings located between Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue. Get off the jeepney at Paseo de Roxas if your destination is one of these three buildings: EBC Building - BDO Paseo-Gil Puyat, the first building from the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Gil Puyat Avenue. Goodland Building - Herbalife / ICSEC-KAPLAN, next to EBC Building. And DTI International Building, third building from Paseo de Roxas. Get off the jeepney at Makati Avenue if your building destination is one of these buildings: SM CyberOne Building, fourth building from Paseo de Roxas. NAPOLCOM Building, fifth building and very near to Makati Avenue. Executive Building, sixth building from Paseo de Roxas and exactly located at the corner of Makati Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue. See location map of these buildings, click HERE.

Have you located your building destination yet? If not, here are other sets of buildings to the right of Gil Puyat Avenue:

These buildings are located to the right of Gil Puyat Avenue from Makati Avenue to Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly know as Reposo).

Located at the corner of Makati Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue is Petron Gasoline Station. Next to it is the first building from Makati Avenue which is Department of Trade & Industry - DTI. Like other DTI buildings that precede this building, there's a big signage of DTI in this building. Second building is SSS Makati - ECC Building, there's also a big signage that read SSS outside the building. You can get off the jeepney right in front of DTI Building or when the jeepney stops at Petron, then walk right to DTI, SSS and the buildings that follow. Next to SSS Building is Employees Compensation Commission, there's also a big signage with its name above the entrance. Fourth building is New Solid Building, next to it is an abandoned building that formerly housed Intellectual Property Philippines which moved its office to Fort Bonifacio. Sixth building is OPPEN Building aka Welding Industries of the Philippines. Next to it is the Morning Star Center. There is an small opening in the metal fence near the front of Morning Star Center purportedly done illegally so that people regularly come to the buildings in the area can just get off the jeepney near the buildings. The eight building and of course the remaining four is near to Nicanor Garcia Street, the next intersection. So I recommend to get off the jeepney at the corner of Nicanor Reyes Street if your destination is one of these buildings. The eight building is Union Ajinomoto Building with BDO branch at the ground floor. It is followed by Metro House, the ninth building. Next to to it is another abandoned building formerly occupied by Home Guaranty Corporation. ITC Building is the eleventh building from Makati Avenue to Nicanor Reyes. And the last bulding which is located at the corner of Nicanor Reyes Street and Gil Puyat Avenue is Yupangco Building. Based on their locations, the right unloading area if you're going to any of the last five buildings is at Nicanor Reyes Street also known as Reposo. See location map of these buildings, click HERE.

Next intersection which is not far from Nicanor Garcia Street is Malugay Street. There's only one building located between Nicanor Reyes Street and Malugay Street, there's a vacant lot at the corner of Malugay and Gil Puyat. The only building here is Mapua Institute of Technology, located at the corner of Nicanor Reyes and Gil Puyat. Get off the jeepney at Nicanor Garcia also known as Reposo if you're going to Mapua Institute of Technology. The signage of Mapua is engraved in the facade of the building. See location map below, click HERE.

In the second corner of Malugay Street is a parking lot. The next intersecion to the right of Gil Puyat is Zuellig Loop. There are only seven building from the parking lot at the corner of Malugay Street to Zuellig Loop. Get off the jeepney at the corner of Malugay Street if your going to any of these buildings: Next to parking lot is Star Centrum Building, it is followed by an abondoned building. PAG-IBIG Fund Makati Branch - Justine Building is the third building from Malugay Street. Next to it is GNOSIS International Learning Center. You can get off the jeepney at the corner of Zuellig Loop if your destination is one of the three buildings near to the corner. These are: BIR Revenue Region 8 Makati, fifth building from Malugay Street. An abandoned building is next to BIR Region 8 building. FEU Makati is located at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Zuellig Loop. Located in FEU Makati Building is Loop Creative Dining and The Institute of Culinary Arts and Food Service.

Next main intersection is Ayala Avenue which is very near to Zuellig Loop. The Columns Ayala Avenue is located between Zuellig Loop and Ayala Avenue. See location map of these buildings, click HERE.

After Ayala Avenue, the next major intersection is Chino Roces Avenue also known as Pasong Tamo. But there's an access road perpendicular to Gil Puyat Avenue called Tindalo Street which is between the tall Philippine AXA Life Centre building and the twin towered Sky Plaza building. The first building from Ayala Avenue to Chino Roces Avenue is Makati Central Post Office, and next to it is Philippine AXA Life Centre. You can get off the jeep in front of Makati Central Post Office or the next corner which is Tindalo Street, next to Philippine AXA Life Centre if your destination is either Sky Plaza or Philippine AXA Life Centre. Next to Sky Plaza is Centro Escolar University. Get off the jeepney at the corner Tindalo Street if you're going to Centro Escolar University. Comfoods Building is a building that occupies the long stretch of Gil Puyat Avenue from the corner of Chino Roces Avenue towards the building of Centro Escolar University. The right area to get off the jeepney if your destination is Comfoods is at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Chino Roces Avenue since the metal fence is built from the corner of Tindalo Street all the way to the corner of Chino Roces.

Grepalife Building is the third institution between Chino Roces Avenue and Mayapis Street, the road just before the PNR rail track. A Petron station is situated at the second corner of Chino Roces Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue. Next to it is Caltex. Then, Grepalife Building with its big sign visible from the corner of Chino Roces. See location map of these buildings, click HERE.




NAPOLCOM Bldg




FEU Makati




SSS Makati Branch




Goldland Bldg - Herbalife




The Columns Ayala Avenue




Morning Star Center




New Solid Bldg

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Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.





Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.




Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.




Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.




Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.




Building Map from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas. Click each red marker to display building name.